I have been an event planner in the Canton area for about 12 years, owning my own wedding and event planning business, Always Eventful Inc., for almost 10 years now. I love details, and events are all about details — linens, lighting, sound, food, beverages, timing, flow and much more.
I do what I do because I love the opportunity to be outside, transform properties, get to know our clients, and most importantly, work with the Enviroscapes team. There is nothing more satisfying than seeing young men and women take on huge responsibilities and succeed.
Growing up in a small village in upstate New York, I saw my parents and neighbors work together for the good of our tiny community. My parents volunteered locally and were also active in larger advocacy issues, especially my mother.
As many of you know, child-rearing and midlife crisis can combine like a Greek play and an Italian opera. But in my case, it’s all been fun. Let’s start in 2007 when I first attended a First Friday in the downtown Canton arts district.
I fell in love with history in high school because I had an absolutely amazing American history teacher. When I went to college, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. There’s a joke among history majors — if you don’t want to be a teacher or a lawyer, your family will not understand how you will ever make a living.
I have volunteered for many civic and nonprofit groups wherever my family and I have lived, but especially so in Stark County. Having benefited from this great community when I was growing up, I want to make sure that our community stays strong for all future generations.
The reason I do what I do is directly tied to my upbringing. I have six siblings and we have all benefited from our parents’ selfless examples of generosity and caring for others. There was no sitting around being bored.
Reaching out to others was taught to me at a very young age. I was raised in the southeast section of Canton, where everyone helped one another. My parents were very generous with what they had; they never turned away anyone who had a need.
Simply put, I love working with people. I have a passion for Stark County! It may be clichéd, but I hope that in some small way the things I’ve been a part of — and will be a part of — will make a positive difference in someone’s life.
I do what I do because I care. My community is most important to me, and the arts are the heart of a growing successful community. I hope all the hard work by volunteers will stimulate interest in companies that are looking for a place to call home and will help provide employment opportunities.